Post # 1
DH and I live in a beautiful apartment with a LOT of white walls. Sadly, we have been here for going on two years and have not decorated barely anything… because I have NO creativity when it comes to art. Less than none. Our dining area is the biggest offender. Now that the tree is gone, I”m really noticing how barren it is. For your reference:
Kitchen (not so bad)
Livingroom (ugly green couch to be replaced with a charcoal one when hubby’s bonus clears) Ignore the paper under the black chair… the husband has a very specific way of sorting his paper and I didn’t dare move it for this picture ha
And now, the asylum that is the dining area (picture taken while standing in the living room)
WHAT THE HELL. We have been here for two years and it STILL looks like that. I NEED HELP. A few things to note- we currently rent (trying to buy the place though!) so painting is largely out of the question. The color pallet we currently have is what we want to stay with- grays, browns, beige, maybe an accent color except I DONT KNOW HOW.
Please help, bees!! Any ideas would be welcomed!!
Post # 3
Such big beautiful windows and so few plants!
Your neutral palette sounds like you want to play it safe, and you seem like you are… Going for something of a modern but non minimalistic vibe? Would you say that’s accurate?
Post # 4
@bkrocks13: Are you prepared to spend some money?
It’s hard to tell from pics but your dining set looks too small.
If you want to keep it, you could pull it out into the room and place a sideboard of some sort against that wall. You could also add cushions to the stools.
If you don’t want to get a sideboard, get a huge pic for that wall. Artwork need not be expensive.
What do you have in the corner by the kitchen counter? Can it go elsewhere?
Do you use that chair? If not, move it elsewhere. Do you have somewhere near the door where you can leave your purse?
In the living room, that little lamp on top of the speaker serves no real purpose.
What is the lighting like in this room? I would add an arc lamp,placing the base between the sofa and the window. You can get arc lamps that have a table attached to give someone sitting at that end of the sofa a place to put down a drink.
I would add some artwork around the tv so it is not a focal point.
Post # 5
Have you thought about painting an accent wall? If you don’t want the spend a ton Of money I suggest going to homes good also, target as a line called threshold that has some really cool stuff. Maybe get a colored throw for the couch and some accent pillows. In the kitchen, what about a clock or mirror for the wall? Mirror make spaces appear larger and I also could see a vintage mirror or clock on that wall. Check out some flea markets. I also try to always have fresh flowers in my House. It just really helps to liven up a space.